Office of University Communications
The Office of University Communications provides essential communication services and assists University units with a variety of communication-related items.
University Communications' work is guided by overall institutional goals; a changing communications landscape; and the University's core messages of warmth and hospitality, robust research and innovation, and student success.
University Communications also manages and protects The University of Southern Mississippi's brand through communicating and ensuring adherence to the University's graphic and style standards.
University Communications provides Key Information related to communications for use by internal and external audiences.
University Communications supports individual units with various projects and provides consultations and recommendations upon request. To schedule a consultation, email universitycommunicationsFREEMississippi. If you would like to partner with our office on a project, submit a Project Proposal.
University Communications maintains an active list of subject-matter experts who can offer insights on a variety of topics, including aquaculture and fisheries, polymers, large event venue safety and security, healthcare, and education. To inquire about faculty experts or to request an interview, email mediaexpertsFREEMississippi.
University Communications provides news and media relations support for top news stories, upcoming events, and noteworthy achievements among faculty, staff and students. Content is published to usm.edu/news and distributed to a variety of media outlets throughout the state, region and country.
Graphic and Style Standards provide a guide to applying the University's visual identity in a clear and consistent manner. These standards cover name and logo usage, official university colors, stationery, and buildings and locations. These documents assist communicators in developing materials that present a strong, consistent message about the University.
The University's admissions teams offer prospective students and their families in-person tours on the Hattiesburg and Gulf Park campuses. Schedule a tour online.
Tours of the Hattiesburg campus for community groups are available through University Communications and are accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis, dependent upon availability. Please review the Community Group Campus Tour Guidelines prior to submitting the Community Group Campus Tour Request.